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Julie Schumacher & Wendy Taylor

Owners, LE Power Up

11140 Rockville Pike
North Bethesda


Why do you do what you do? 

Wendy: The unexpected call, the medical diagnosis, the panicked response—we as mothers have both been there. Chronic illness can turn a child’s—along with his/her caretakers’—whole world upside down. Each day brings new challenges, and a new resolve to “Make it a good day.” With Power UP, a new collaborative initiative of Learning Essentials, our mission is to provide services and be the liaison for families, educators and medical providers of children living with chronic illness. We have joined forces to provide consultation services, action plans and professional programs to empower kids.


What motivates and inspires you?

Julie: Our own personal stories motivate us to help others. We’re inspired by children who persevere despite adversity, but realize it is a tough journey. We decided to tackle an unmet need in the community by leveraging health and education networks to support families with chronic medical conditions.


2018 Best of Bethesda Readers Poll, A Top Vote Getter, Best Tutoring Firm,  
Bethesda Magazine

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